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Curious Louis has a question for you

Nov 1, 2015

What have you always wondered about in and around St. Louis? 

People? Landmarks?

Customs? Habits?

Political issues?

We're launching a new project that we think you're going to like: Curious Louis.

Who's Curious Louis? Curious Louis is YOU.

One of the best aspects of the web, and social media, is that they've completely changed how we get to relate to you and the issues you care about.

Traditional journalism was pretty much a top-down, "we ask, we tell" model of doing things. We're experimenting with a new media model that allows you to ask questions and come along with us in the reporting process. 

Curious Louis is our platform for making that happen. We want Curious Louis to be your new BFF when it comes to getting your questions answered. 

You've already asked us questions that struck you as you drive around the city such as:

"Why are there grain bins next to Ikea?

But your questions might also be more newsy and investigative, such as this question Curious Louis received from Elizabeth R.:

"Why are public monies being [spent] on a stadium (we have plenty) instead of homeless shelters? What would be the comparative cost of both?"

Curious Louis will help us:

  • Have more significant, personalized interactions with you;
  • Hear directly from you about the issues or topics you're curious about; and
  • Be more transparent in the reporting process by bringing you along as an active participant in making news.

Join us on this journey in changing how St. Louis Public Radio and Curious Louis make the political, arts, culture and science issues you care about come to life. 

Soon we'll debut a new website where you can pose questions. We'll also have opportunities for you to vote on which questions we pursue. And best of all: you'll be able to share your local knowledge by contributing answers to other Curious Louis friends. 

Until then, submit your questions to Curious Louis by entering it in the box on our homepage.